The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on March 26, 1994 · 53
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 53

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Saturday, March 26, 1994
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TOTAL COM M U N ITY COVE RAG E w A project of Hearst Newspapers and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education MARCH 26,1994 k-rk.'.- ji cps-.... Everybody is a Kids take their views on ethnic awareness from Fourth graders at Malcolm X school in Berkeley and actor L Peter Col- lender are elated after the performance of their play, "Take a Minute to Think a Minute. " Along with teacher Angela Archie, he turned the 28 Take a tumble, leap to success By Lynne Varner SEATTU POST-MTEUIOENCER and John Flinn SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER SAN RAFAEL - Oman Allen is too young to know he cant defy gravity. An aspiring gymnast from Marin City, he is all of 4 years old. "Omari, it's your turn," the instructor calls out As though he has been waiting for this chance all of his life, Omari shoots from his. place like t bullet and hurtles toward a metal bar suspended four feet off the ground. One leap and his wiry legs have cleared the pile of mats. Next he swings from the bar and with the help of an instructor, executes a near perfect flip before landing on his feet With everyone looking on, See STARS, Page 12 SPORTS Dottie Stelze played hardball back in the '40s and '50$, one of A - t . uic icw women in y . Pro baseball Page 5l 4 N MA to Economic need or boredom prompting some to come out of retirement By Karen Malkowtki SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS n4 Dizabeth Fernandei SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Velio Grant never thought she'd be part of the 9 to 5 grind not at the age of 72. She retired from job at a dry cleaners seven years ago. After decades in the working world, she thought it was time to rest her feet ' But Social Security payment and her late husband's pension, brought in only $800 a month. And Grant to her surprise, discovered that too much idle time could be monotonous. Since September, the Oakland resident has worked as a dispatch Graffiti takes on a new look at an S.F. continuation school It's spray-can art.V21 J r i ll. S fit, i l j t f - kids into playwrights, artistic directors and stage managers. The project gave the children the chance to tell their personal stories and express feelings about injustice. "It was amazing stuff, " Callender said. Page 9 imh er for a child-care agency, earning $140 a week. I "I had hoped I wouldn't have to I work, but it didn't turn out that' way," Grant says. "And besides, I; don t like sitting at home all day." There are millions more like Grant who are returning to the rat! race in their golden years. In an age of longer and healthier living, legions of senior citizens in the grip of economic costs are rejoining the work force. They're emerging from retirement because they need the money, because they're simply bored, or sometimes both. Some were forced into early retirement, caught in a wave of layoffs and corporate downsizing. Others chose retirement then discovered they couldnt stretch their savings and Social Security as far as expected. Many, particularly women, have joined the work force for the first time, on the heels of divorce or their spouse's death. See 9 TO 5, Page 2) , i . i ... star page to stage 0 f f 7 HOUSTON CHRONKXE KER WIN PLtVKA Gays find a league to be out (but safe) By Michael Lopez ALBANY TIMES UNION Susan Kennedy calls the world of sports the "great equalizer," or, put another way, the even playing field. Kennedy is co-chairwoman of Team San Francisco, the umbrella organization for gay and lesbian sports leagues in The City. For Kennedy, sports help dispel some misperceptions about this community: that gay men, for instance, aren't athletic. Or, when thousands of gay men and women gather for the upcoming Gay Games, a casual observer can say, "Look at all those people who look just like everybody else," she says. Kennedy is heavily involved in organizing the Gay Games IV, to be See GAY SPORTS, Page 2 A lush green neighborhood garden helps train former prisoners with nowhere to go. Page 6 ig hmm Companies cash in on work force training; controversy and con men follow the money By CraggHines HOUSTON CHRONICLE There's a pot of gold in the multicultural rainbow. And it's not necessarily at the end, where many advocates of diversity training and management believe it will result in an increasingly harmonious, highly motivated and more productive work force. For a growing number of consultants, there's a more immediate payoff: lucrative corporate training and advice contracts that blend principle and profit Price M. Cobbs, a San Francisco psychiatrist whose Pacific Man-; agement Systems works with For-! tune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble and Digital Equipment Corp., estimated that diversity counseling generates at least $2 billion a year in revenue. This is for a field that the American Society for Training and Development did not separate as a specialty in its annual survey until two years ago. An American Management Association survey in 1993 found that 45.9 percent of responding firms had formal programs on "managing cultural diversity." The bigger the company, the more likely it was to have one: 27.8 percent of firms with fewer than 100 employees did, while 64.6 percent of companies with 2,500 or more workers participated. The growth of diversity training stems from a mix of corporate stimuli including a belated focus on the changing American work force and fascination with prospective profits in the global market- See BUSINESS, Page 10 V v. Jl With his mother, Orelia Posada next emotional as a high-tech system lets Video reunion bridges loneliness Salvador hookup brings kin together By Larry Yant SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Orelia Posada hadn't Been her youngest daughter, Maria Jose, since Maria was 8 months old. That was more than four years ago, when Posada came to the United States from El Salvador with her two eldest children, Julia, who's 10, and Miguel, 11. Posada had an emotional reunion this week with Maria, and didnt have to leave San Francisco to do it Instead, she went to a small building on 24th Street that houses Gigante Express, where a high-tech video network is bringing Central American families together. "I can be close to them for a little while even if it's on TV," said Posada as she waited to see her parents and her youngest daughter. At the Gigante Express office in the Mission District, Posada and her two eldest children were seated in a small room with a large television and video camera mounted in the back wall. Posada and her children are hoping to return to El Salvador in August but Canal Uno (Channel See GIGANTE, Page 2) CuLUr 07 St to him, Miguel Posada, 11, gets him set his sister in El Salvador. DEI Arts Page9 tridgesFagefi IwtwssPageg Ci sftjPage3 Page 4 Page 11 PageS ii i i ii f i - m fc Volume l,So. J

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